Monthly Archives: June 2009

Originally, Keren and Asaf wanted to get married in the bride’s parents’ backyard. When that didn’t work out, they didn’t want to sacrifice the low-key elegance of a garden setting, and opted to hold the wedding at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The invitations were perforated to resemble a train ticket.

Keren’s bouquet was tied with beautiful French, Italian and Swiss ribbons.

The romantic flowers were designed and created by Matthew Robbins. Keren says, “I loved that he used vintage mirrored platters and had small vases with little variety of flowers so guests could each take something home as opposed to a huge centerpiece at each table. I love aromatherapy, so Matthew did an incredible job incorporating fresh herbs at the ceremony and reception.”

I thought I’d leave you with some wise words from the bride: “I went into the weekend telling myself that something will go wrong because that’s life, but not to worry – all those little things will give our wedding charm and make it memorable. With that thought in mind, really nothing went wrong. It was perfect. And it doesn’t even matter as long as you enjoy the moment and get back to what it’s really about: you and your new partner, your family and friends! Without those things, it just wouldn’t matter. So that would be my advice to someone else… plan and prepare as best you can and then let go of control for the big day. If you have fun so will everyone else!”



Photographer: Karen Hill / Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York / Planning, Coordination: Claudia Hanlin for The Wedding Library / Bride’s Dress, Shoes: Lanvin / Reception Dress: Marc Jacobs / Flowers: Matthew Robbins / Stationery: Mr. Boddington’s Studio / Cake: Ron Ben-Israel / Punk-Klezmer Band: Golem /


  • Sophisticated Botanical Garden Wedding

    30 June 2009
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    Have I ever told you how much I love road trips? Well I do – I love them! Right now, I’m in a hotel somewhere in Utah, with my sister and her two boys, on the way to spend a few weeks with family in Montana. Though I’ll have some great real weddings set to post while I’m away, mostly I’m going to take time to totally unplug – dial-up internet is a real disincentive to blog.

    Anyway, I was going to share some of my favorite links from around the web, but I just updated my operating system this morning, and apparently the little application that I use to keep track of my weekly links doesn’t like it. Too tired to figure it out right now, but I’ll have an extra long list for you next week.

    In the meantime, please share some of your favorite links with us in the comments, and of course have a happy happy weekend!

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    Can you believe this is the 400th board that I’ve posted? Honestly, I think it’s absolutely crazy. Though there are times when I’ll revisit a previous theme or palette, I hope that you feel inspired in some way every time you visit Snippet & Ink. So, for my 400th trick… a retro cool wedding in the desert of the Old West.

    Mood: retro cool meets Old West
    Palette: cactus green, dusty blue, tumbleweed

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    Top row from left: succulents from Custom Event Group, couple kissing via East Side Bride, cake via Style Court, photo by Erin Hearts Court
    Row 2: invites via 100 Layer Cake, cocktails from Lulu Events, program photo by Jose Villa, cactus jar photo by Sarah Yates
    Row 3: photo by A Desert Fete, photo via Ritzy Bee, tequila photo by Elizabeth Messina, Bonneville photo via Simple Lovely

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    What is it that has me posting two carnival inspiration boards in a row? All I can say is that it’s summer, it’s hot, and I think everyone can use a dose of fun no matter what. Stripes seem to be a recurrent theme this week, as well – maybe they’re the new damask, which would be alright by me! Oh, and how about these cute dresses for your flower girls?

    Mood: vintage carnival whimsy
    Palette: old fashioned candy

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    Top row from left: balloon photo by Josh Goleman, Hatch Show Print for Anthropologie, lemonade photo by Alexandra Grablewski, May Day flowers via EmilyStyle
    Row 2: vintage dress via Please Sir Blog, carousel photo via Little Brown Pen, candy buffet with bunting by Amy Atlas, calligraphy by Jenna Hein
    Row 3: pennant flags by Something’s Hiding in Here via Oh Happy Day, bouquet via Grey Likes Weddings, yellow cake
    Row 4: carnival treats from Rebecca Thuss, madras bowtie by J.Press, dress photo by Mel Barlow

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